Packaging paper import prices up almost 15% year-on-year

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Australia’s Packaging Paper Trade Price Index was up 14.9% year-ended March 2022. The indexes are used by IndustryEdge clients in a variety of ways, including to inform pricing movements in contracts. Subscriber versions of the data included monthly updated index tables.

Examining the difference in prices for the quarter ended March 2022, compared with prices a year earlier, the All Packaging index is up 14.9%. Containerboard grade prices grew on average 10.3% across the year, as evident in the charts below.

The charts show the headline indexes in AUD and USD. Source and attributions for the charts and data are: Source: ABS, derived and IndustryEdge.




About the Indexes

IndustryEdge’s Australian Packaging Paper Trade Price Indexes are constructed from raw data detailing all imports of each of the relevant grades of paper for the given period. No adjustment has been made to the original data or to the indexes. 

IndustryEdge uses three-month moving average indexes to smooth out monthly movements that can be misleading. These indexes provide a useful and immediate image of the recent trade price trends.

The index base is January 2017 = 100.


This item was first published in Edition 203 of Pulp & Paper Edge (May 2022)

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